PhD position in modelling & control of switched power converters and power grids

Tel-Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801
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  • Job Status
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The School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University in Israel is looking for a PhD student, employed as Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in the fields of power system modelling, control and power electronics, with emphasis on the control of switched power converters as part of a power grid.  The ESR will work in Prof. George Weiss' group.

This position is one of 15 positions available within the WinGrid network, sponsored by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions in the H2020-MSCA-ITN Program (Grant Agreement Number 861398).

WinGrid consortium will train the next generation of researchers on future power system integration issues associated with large-scale deployment of wind generation, focussing on the modelling and control aspects of wind turbine design, and the system stability issues and supervisory structures required for robust implementation.

WinGrid consortium academics are located in Denmark (Aalborg University, Technical University of Denmark), the UK (University of Warwick, Imperial College London), Germany (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel), Israel (Tel Aviv University) and Ireland (University College Dublin). We have 9 prestigious industry partners who will be hosting the ESRs for secondments, mostly from Europe.

The successful candidate will receive a three year financial package, in accordance with the EC rules for ESRs, consisting of:

  1. Monthly living allowance + Monthly mobility allowance (gross, before applicable personal deductions and taxes) – around €2,800;
  2. For those eligible to Monthly family allowance as well – around €3,200;
  3. Visits to partner universities and/or industrial partners will be covered separately by the grant;
  4. Three (3) secondments with project partners, out of which one in industry.

Applicants should hold a MSc in Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics, Applied Mathematics or closely related fields and have basic knowledge in control theory and power electronics.

Applicants must comply with the EC’s Horizon 2020 Guidelines mobility rules. In particular, they must not have performed their main activity in Israel for more than 12 months of the 36 months preceding the position.

ESRs must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Application procedure: send your CV (pdf format), list of grades, certificates, list of 3 referees and motivation letter to Prof. George Weiss, gweiss@eng.tau.ac.il, with Cc to Brighitte Shalom, brighitte@tauex.tau.ac.il .

The selected candidates will be invited for an interview, via Skype or phone.

Tentative starting date: April 1, 2018.

About Tel Aviv University (TAU):

TAU fosters and encourages the spirit of research, innovation and entrepreneurship among its students, researchers and alumni.

  • TAU is a Reuters “Top 100 Innovation University”.
  • TAU ranks 26th in the world for citation impact per faculty member in the 2017 QS rankings.
  • TAU ranks 75th in the world by the number of research publications and the number of publications in the most prestigious journals (2017 Leiden Ranking)

TAU ranks 5th in winning European Research Council (ERC) grants among 172 leading European research institutions.

Requirements

Applicants should hold a MSc in Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics, Applied Mathematics or closely related fields and have basic knowledge in control theory and power electronics.

Applicants must comply with the EC’s Horizon 2020 Guidelines mobility rules. In particular, they must not have performed their main activity in Israel for more than 12 months of the 36 months preceding the position.

ESRs must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

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PhD position in modelling & control of switched power converters and power grids

Tel-Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801

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